WAESOL, the Washington state affiliate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), is a professional, non-profit organization whose purposes are to:
  • Promote scholarship
  • Disseminate information related to ESOL
  • Strengthen instruction, teacher training, and research in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021; Online
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Clock hours will be available for both the live conference and the recorded sessions. Please note: Clock hours can only be earned once for a particular session either during the live conference or as a recording.  
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Saturday, October 23 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
The Role of ESL Games in Active Critical Language Learning

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As language learning involves ongoing productive practice, it requires active knowledge construction rather than passive knowledge transmission. The mechanical learning approaches to language acquisition have failed the communicative needs of the contemporary communication. This study aims to address how games could positively enhance active critical language learning among ESL/EFL learners.

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Sam Yousefifard

Instructional Technology Designer, University of British Columbia
Sam is an Instructional Technology Designer at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He holds a master’s degree in Media and Technology Studies Education from UBC and a significant number of certificates from Harvard, Pennsylvania, Michigan, California-San Diego, Illinois... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Mt. Spokane